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Scientists Have Discovered a New Shape-- And You're Made Up Of It!

Geometry just got a little more difficult.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:July 31, 2018, 5:12 PM IST
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Scientists Have Discovered a New Shape-- And You're Made Up Of It!
Geometry just got a little more difficult.
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Circles, squares and triangles were the easiest shapes. When it got to hexagons and polygons, things seemed to get a little more difficult.

Now, scientists have discovered a new shape - scutoids.

According to a New Scientist report, scutoids may just have been discovered, but they've been existing for a long time now - scutoids exist in our skin!

Epithelial cells, which cover the surfaces of many organs as the safety shields of the body, adopt a previously un-described geometric shape - now, the scutoid - so that the tissue can curve. These blocks can be prism or pyramid like, and the new shape looks something like this.

And this shape may seem a little more familiar - because it's a combination of shapes you've already seen before.

Twitter, is however finding this a little hard to believe.

Some have a more positive, funnier reaction to the new shape.

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